A highly anticipated review of the child sex abuse case against Jerry Sandusky finds there were 'inexplicable delays' in prosecuting the former Penn State coach. Vanessa Johnston reports.
A highly anticipated review of the child sex abuse case against Jerry Sandusky was released Monday. It found 'inexplicable delays' in prosecuting the former Penn State coach, whose arrest rocked the world of big-time college football. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane commissioned the report. SOUNDBITE (English) PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE SAYING: "Everywhere I went, people were upset and bewildered, and they always came to me and said, why did this take so long? Why did these kids have to wait? It was a legitimate question -- a very legitimate question." In 2012, Sandusky was convicted of molesting 10 boys over 15 years. But questions remained about why action wasn't taken sooner, despite a victim coming forward in 2009. Some alleged that Governor Tom Corbett -- then attorney general -- slowed the case to avoid alienating potential campaign donors. But former federal prosecutor Geoff Moulton, who compiled the report, denied that politics was a factor. SOUNDBITE (English) FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR, GEOFF MOULTON, SAYING: "The report explains that we found no direct evidence that electoral politics influenced any important decision made in the investigation." Sandusky is now serving a prison sentence of 30 to 60 years.